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About Moscow

Russia's capital city of Moscow is a metropolis with more than 800 years of history. The record book of the city's years contains many splendid chapters, each of which has left an indelible mark on the city's landscape in the form of magnificent buildings, parks and palaces. Red Square and the Kremlin, at the center of the city, are world-renowned symbols of Russia. Moscow is also a city with a strong cultural and artistic atmosphere. The countless art galleries will make any art lover's heart jump for joy. The works of the masters such as Ilya Repin and Vincent van Gogh can be seen in the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

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The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed
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Church
The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, better known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is one of Russia’s most prestigious churches. It is an exquisite Orthodox church, famous for its nine spires of different shapes and colors, one of the most breathtaking sights in Moscow. It is now part of the State Historical Museum in accordance with the program of state atheism and is home to a number of fine murals and other works of art.
State Historical Museum
4.5/5
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Museum
As a standout amongst the most famous and socially arranged places in all of Russia, the State Historical Museum in Moscow is a scene that inhales the Russian soul into every one of it's guests. Established in 1872, the exhibition hall is situated between the celebrated around the world Red and Manege Squares of the city. The presentations in the scene go from inestimable works of art to relics from ancient clans that possessed Russia and number in the millions. The exhibition hall's attention on local and social history and articulation gives you a genuine vibe of the city and country, making the State Historic Museum a really Russian affair.
Red Square
4.7/5
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Square
Red Square is the central square of Moscow and the world-renowned symbol of Russia. It is the site of several national military parades and major festivals throughout the year. Many tourist attractions are situated around Red Square, including the State Historical Museum to the north, GUM shopping complex in the east, St. Basil’s Cathedral in the south and Lenin Mausoleum and The Kremlin in the west. Visiting these attractions is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of Russia’s rich history and culture.
The Moscow Kremlin
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1,061 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site  
The Kremlin is located in the heart of Moscow and serves as the presidential residence. The word Kremlin means “fortress inside a city” in Russian. It is the heart of the country’s capital and was once the site of the Imperial Palace of Russia. Inside the thick palace walls lies the magnificent architectural complex that was once the palace of the Tsars, as well as the Cathedral of the Archangel where the remains of many past Tsars rest, where members of the royal family were married and baptized and which was the site of each Tsar’s coronation ceremony. Dormition Cathedral is home to the ancient clock tower of Ivan the Terrible, the State Armory, as well as the Presidential Palace and the Grand Auditorium built in the Soviet era.

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The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed is the most famous church in Russia, its onion top rooftops composed of 9 different shapes and colors is world famous, and may be said to be a landmark building in the Kremlin and Red Square area. Here the delicate and outstanding architectural artistry of this Eastern Orthodox church appears in vivid detail, and is now part of the national historical museum. Inside there are many wall paintings worthy of admiration of Eastern European peoples from around the 16th Century.
The church was constructed at the end of the 16th century, in order to commemorate the pacification of Kazan Khanate by Ivan the Terrible. It is said that Ivan the Terrible ordered the architect to be blinded, so that he would never make a building more beautiful than this one. This story discredits Ivan the Terrible while at the same time paradoxically reflecting the great beauty of the church.
St. Basil’s cathedral is composed of a series of small churches. At a glance they form a tangled maze, but in fact they have a regular organization: at the center of each church there is a lofty tower with a high arched roof, with a height of around 47 meters. The drum shaped dome is golden and shining, and the beam-shaped cylindrical tower is inlaid with niches on upper levels, and on lower levels has a row of high oval windows. Surrounded by 4 large chapels with octagonal towers, the roof is adorned with a huge “Onion Head” dome. Diagonally, between the 4 towers, there are 4 small chapels. The front doors of the 8 towers all face the winding corridor of the central church, and in all directions the outside of the church is surrounded by corridors and stairways.
The colors of the onion head domes are magnificent, scintillating in the sunlight, seeming like a castle out of children’s tales.
Posted: 1 Jan 2019
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Red Square is located in the center of Moscow, which is the capital of Russia. On the banks of the Moscow River, it is the oldest square in the city, and is a witness to many important historical events. During important Russian holidays it is a place for mass gatherings, large celebrations, and military parades. It is an famous tourist place of interest as well.
Nothing can surpass Red Square as the most famous square in Moscow. Due to the fact that the main roads of Moscow all begin at Red Square and extend to all parts, Red Square is seen as the central plaza of Moscow. The original name of Red Square was “krasnyi” which means “market.” The predecessor of this was the late 15th Century area for “Commerce and Industry Area Outside the City” created by Ivan III. In 1517 there was a large fire in the square, and thereafter for a period of time it was called the “Fire Square.” In 1662 the name was changed to “Red Square” meaning “the Beautiful Square.” The surface area of Red Square is 91,000 sq. m., in the shape of a rectangle oriented north to south, with the eastern and western sides being narrower, with an approximate length of 695 meters and width of 130 meters.
After the 17th century, this square became the business center of Moscow, and an important site where the Tsar’s important governmental edicts were publicly read and where returning victorious troops were inspected. After the victory of the October revolution in 1917, Moscow became the capital of Russia, and Red Square became the site where national large-scale ceremonies, assemblies, and military parades were held.
Posted: 13 Dec 2018

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Spanning nearly two continents and 11 time zones, Russia is country full of wonder and surprise. The Russian Far East and Siberia are synonymous with remoteness, while St. Petersburg’s elegance evokes memories of long lost Czars. Moscow’s Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral are quintessential symbols of this enormous country.
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